3 Take Charge!!! You are responsible for your own health In your opinion, what makes somebody healthy?All these ideas contribute to the “Big Picture” of healthWhat is Health?- the combination of physical, mental/emotional, and social well-beingThe decisions you make shape your health
4 Your Health TriangleIt is important to balance your physical, mental/emotional, and social health (A.K.A. 3 areas of health)All areas must be concentrated on equally of your health triangle or your health will be unbalanced
5 Physical Health How well your body functions High level of physical health = energy to perform your daily activities, deal with everyday stresses and avoid injury5 important actions to take everyday to maintain good physical health:8 to 10 hours of sleep each nightEat nutritious meals and drink 8 glasses of waterEngage in minutes of physical activityAvoid use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugsBathe daily, floss and brush your teeth
6 Mental Health Your feelings and thoughts Mental health includes how you:Feel about yourselfMeet demands of your daily lifeCope with the problems that are in your daily life
7 Mental Health (Con’t) People who are mentally and emotionally healthy: Enjoy challenges that help them growAccept responsibility for their actionsHave a sense of control over their livesCan express their emotions in appropriate waysCan deal with stress and frustrationHave a positive outlookMake thoughtful and responsible decisions
8 Mental Health (Con’t)Spiritual health falls into the category of mental healthDoesn’t necessarily mean belonging to a religious group or community but having a feeling of purpose and sense of values.
9 Social Health Getting along with others Social network = family, friends, teachers and other members of your communityCaring for your social health includes:Seeking and lending supportCommunicating clearlyListening to othersShowing respect and care for yourself and others
10 Keeping a BalanceWellness = overall state of well-being or total healthHow to maintain wellness:Keeping a balance among the 3 components of healthKeep focus on all 3 areas of heathFriends are the most important? Always working out?
11 The Health Continuum Health behaviors will promote your wellness Your health and wellness are always changingContinuum = sliding scaleHealth Continuum = spanning the complete range of health, from a loss of health and wellness at one end to a high-level of wellness at the other
12 Moving Toward The Lower End Chronic Disease = ongoing condition or illness (I.e. heart disease, obesity, cancer, etc.)Lending risk factors:Smoking, lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, being overweight, and lack of health screenings
13 Homework Read Lesson 1 Draw health continuum in your notes Reviewing facts and vocabulary and thinking critically on pg. 10 of textAnswer questions 1-5 in your notebook